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Editorial Alpha Protocol: EU vs. US Reviews

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by VentilatorOfDoom, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. VentilatorOfDoom RPG Codex Staff

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    <p>... which ones are better and why?</p>
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    <p>Free PC Guides <a href="http://free-pc-guides.com/games/difference-of-opinions-alpha-protocol-eu-vs-us-reviews-whos-right-and-whos-wrong-01928" target="_blank">took a closer look</a> at this pressing issue.</p>
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    <p>Many of you have probably noticed how many radically different Alpha Protocol reviews are out there, both in terms of overall scores but also regarding the appreciated/criticized elements. If you take a closer look at these articles (online or written) you will observe that two trends exist: one that consists of bashing almost all the game&rsquo;s components, and another one that appreciates the game as a blend that&rsquo;s ultimately better than the sum of its parts. While both currents identify almost the same issues (mostly graphics and AI departments) the first review category finds these issues &ldquo;game breaking&rdquo;, while the latter views them only as some flaws that could have been avoided, but don&rsquo;t damage the entire gaming experience.<br /><br />The existence of the two very oposite trends didn&rsquo;t initially intrigue me too much but, after putting the pieces together, I&rsquo;ve realized that the &ldquo;negative&rdquo; one is emphasized almost exclusively within the US reviews, while the &ldquo;positive&rdquo; trend is made out almost entirely out of European Alpha Protocol reviews.</p>
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    <p>I'm stealthin' the Brotocols right now.</p>
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    <p>Spotted at: <a href="http://www.gamebanshee.com/news/98135-alpha-protocol-eu-vs-us-reviews.html">GB</a></p>
     
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  2. ChristofferC Magister

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  3. MasPingon Arcane

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    Americans are stupid, news at 11
     
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  4. commie The Last Marxist Patron

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    Sounds about right. Americans tend to focus on 'headshotz' and 'grafikz' at all costs, while Europeans tend to take a game as a whole with emphasis on story in many cases.
     
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  5. Melcar Arcane

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    Graphics and headshots are manly.
     
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  6. commie The Last Marxist Patron

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    Headshots maybe are homoerotic, but graphics are for fashionfags.
     
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  7. Melcar Arcane

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    Nobody likes you commie. Europeans are just used to mediocre games and being shit one, as evidence by they being European.
     
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  8. dragonfk Erudite

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    No. We're so used to mediocre games from USA that Alpha Protocol caught us by surprise.
     
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  9. Melcar Arcane

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    Oh sure, it's our fault now. Learn to review; we can't do everything for you guys.
     
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  10. SuicideBunny (ノ ゜Д゜)ノ ︵ ┻━┻

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    not-martin is right. :declineofeurope:
     
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  11. dragonfk Erudite

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    You know there's a saying:

    "A prophet is not recognized in his own land."

    Just cut it to games market in US.
     
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  12. Trash Pointing and laughing.

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    Immense amounts of daily corn sugar intake and growth hormone riddled beef have their effects on a population. The US is a prime example of this and these reviews are just more circumstantial evidence. The poor sods lack the mental power and concentration to appreciate anything which doesn't constantly throws shiny lights at them.
     
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  13. made Arcane

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    hahahaha amerikans are fat and stupid
     
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  14. Volourn Pretty Princess Pretty Princess

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    Illogic. btw, Didn't European reviewers love FO3 and Oblivion as well as various BIO gamjes INCLUDING fuckin' NWN?

    Fuck, people here are moronic.

    P.S. Where's this 'awesome' MOTB/PST level of writing that AP is supposed to have? I don't fuckin' see it.
     
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  15. commie The Last Marxist Patron

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    made...don't you know it! ;)

    Americans have an inferiority complex as seen here vis a vis us Europeans :D

    @ Trash. You only have to see how the Splinter Cell series has been converted from a stealth game into an action shooter with unlimited ammo resulting in the American audiences blowing in their pants at the joy that they can FINALLY play the game as they wanted: level by level mowing down of hundreds of goons, much as every game they have ever liked.

    @ volourn. That's because you don't SEE the writing, it's spoken. Besides who said the writing was extraordinary PST level or whatever? Time to cut down on the genetically modified greaseburgers cause they are making you see things.

    @ Melcar. No it's Americans that people don't like. Oh yeah, like your Chimp prez said, 'we hate your freedoms', LOL. Seriously, you guys make fine games, but they are lost in the piles of shit you serve up so much that any time a game tries to do something different, if only in a minor way like AP (setting alone deserves praise for not being yet another fag arse Dragon fucking RPG), we Europeans tend to appreciate it, while Americans scream and holler at it like fucking Luddites.
     
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  16. Volourn Pretty Princess Pretty Princess

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    "Americans have an inferiority complex as seen here vis a vis us Europeans "

    Actually, the Europeans are the ones who have an infriorty complex.. afterall, theya re the only continent to start two world wars. LMFAO

    Europe is just butthurt over losing their slaves.
     
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  17. Jim Profit Educated

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    As always, other countries just fail to realize how much shittier life would be without America's obsession with comforts and gadgets...

    If it wasn't for America's rabid consumeraism and matiriealism, you guys would still be playing super mario bros. The American industry helped develop videogames beyond the 16-bit. America pretty much started PC gaming, and makesup most of the decent games.

    Without America, your idea of rpg would be putting on the red armor or the blue armor on your sexually confused, 15 year old, ayran protagonist.
     
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    you fail at gaming history.
     
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  20. Trash Pointing and laughing.

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  21. Melcar Arcane

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    It's because of the Jews.
     
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  22. Trash Pointing and laughing.

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    Personally I blame the beaners. You as a beaner should know why.
     
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    Lot of butthurt eurofags in this thread.
     
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  24. Trash Pointing and laughing.

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    And apparantly now also a stupid fat Kwa manboon struggling to form a coherent sentence. Thank god for copy paste eh?
     
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